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XTS 1500 flashport upgrade of sell?

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Feb 24, 2001
I have an XTS 1500 that I want to use on the South Dakota TRS system. My XTS has flashport

1000010000007: Q806 ASTRO IMBE Digital Operation
H35 Conventional Systems Operation

The xts2500 that I currenlty use (but dont own) has flashport 5000080004105:
D12 B1 Q806
Q806 ASTRO IMBE Digital Operation
D12 B3 H14
H14 Enhanced Digital ID Display
D7 B4 H38
H38 SmartZone Systems Operation
D3 B3 Q173
Q173 SmartZone Omnilink MultiZone Operation
D2 B1 Q575
Q575 3600 Baud Trunking (Analog/Digital Voice)

I paid $400 for the 1500, so would it be worth upgrading the flashport and a total waste of time and money?


Jul 12, 2008
Cobb County, GA Stadium Crime Zone
IMO you paid too much. what you have is a basic conventional only flash. A legitimate flash upgrade with Smartzone Omnilink and digital ID display will run anywhere from 300-400 depending on who you ask. PM me if you have further questions, I may be able to help you out.
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